Applications for the GCM Global Youth Summit 2016 are now open!

Are you a Changemaker? Then now apply for our Global Youth Summit!

Good News: the Global Youth Summit will take place 24-30 July in Switzerland, and we are accepting applications!


We will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions,Β networking and workshops.

In order to apply you must fill in an online application as well as send us a two-minute video describing your efforts to bring about a positive change in your communities and about your ambitions.

We will invite the strongest candidates to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring gepgraphical and gender representation.

The application process is now live. We suggest you prepare by readingΒ these guidelinesΒ for your video, prepare your answers for the written application form, and making sure you have a PayPal account or credit card ready to be able to pay the 35 USD Β application administration fee.

Who is eligible?

We are looking for the most inspiring young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from across the globe. Participants must be between 18 and 23 years of age on the dates of the summit.

What do I need to do?

You will need to pay for yourΒ application feeΒ (please make sure to copy the Unique Transaction ID number provided by PayPal and paste it on the online application form), fill in an onlineΒ application formΒ and make a 2 minute application video (you can read the video instructions here). Should you want to read the questions on the form before you actually go online, you can find the pdf here.

What does the program cover in terms of expenses?

If you are selected, your flight (from your country’s main airport), board and lodging costs will be covered for the duration of the summit.

Additional personal expenses, as well as visas to enter Switzerland (for those who require one) will not be covered.
The application deadline is 31 March 2016

*If you want to bring about positive change to the world, but do not know where to start, we advise you to have a look at our training tools and get some insights, knowledge and inspiration to start your journey as a Global Changemaker.

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